How to build better LEGO Star Wars Rebel trooper minifigures

LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71032 Series 22 provides the perfect opportunity to upgrade your LEGO Star Wars Rebel trooper minifigures.

The design of the humble Rebel trooper has stayed relatively consistent since debuting in 2008’s 7668 Rebel Scout Speeder, combining a sand blue shirt and black combat vest with plain, light grey legs and a unique helmet piece. It’s a solidly-realised minifigure, leaving little room to improve – probably explaining why it’s changed so little in the past 14 years.

That doesn’t mean there’s absolutely no room to improve, though – and the newly-released 71032 Series 22 has at last given us the necessary element to add the finishing touch to this classic LEGO Star Wars minifigure. We’re talking about the dual-moulded legs sported by the Raccoon Costume Fan, which are in the perfect colour combo to represent the Rebel trooper’s boots.

Swapping out the plain legs for the dual-moulded alternative – black boots on light grey trousers – is an instant and surprisingly dramatic improvement, adding the cherry on top of what’s already a very accomplished minifigure design.

LEGO Star Wars isn’t alien to the concept of dual-moulding, but it is something very rarely seen in comparison to the Collectible Minifigures. That’s by dint of the blind-bagged characters pouring their entire budget into minifigure design, of course, but it does mean that we often have to rely on the LEGO Group’s in-house series to properly flesh out our minifigures from a galaxy far, far away.

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Pieces like the Raccoon Costume Fan’s legs therefore prove invaluable for their versatility beyond their original application, so while this kind of detail otherwise isn’t possible across LEGO Star Wars for whatever reason, we’ll happily take it where we can get it – and in this case, that’s through 71032 Series 22, which is available now online and in-store.

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Now, excuse us while we go snap up every instance of the Raccoon Costume Fan we can get our hands on…

Check out our full review of 71032 Series 22, and consider supporting the work that we do by purchasing your random minifigures using our affiliate links. If you want to pick out specific characters, best head to your local LEGO Store.

Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

2 thoughts on “How to build better LEGO Star Wars Rebel trooper minifigures

  • 10/01/2022 at 18:49
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    Hello it’s Todd S. I really like your story about minifigures series and Lego starwars.My daughter’s Trinity and Darian are still interested in Lego also.Harry Potter Lego sets for Trinity and she also loves the DC sets.Harley Quinn minifigure is one of her favorite but only the Harley Quinn in red and black.Brah she would say.As for me I love all kinds of different Lego sets.Thankyou

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